Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
Peace and Paws is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dog rescue that began as a result from our own adoption experience. We started Peace and Paws by going through the adoption process ourselves (a lot like what you are doing now). We adopted a phenomenal dog from Alabama and wanted to make more of a difference for these incredible and deserving dogs.
We have successfully adopted more than 2,000 dogs and counting. Through our rescue work with Peace and Paws, we saw a need for safe, reliable transportation for the dogs and founded Rescue Riders Transport in 2008. We have been transporting dogs to other rescue groups, foster homes and adopters twice a month ever since. Rescue Riders Transport is USDA certified and fully compliant with local and state laws.
We have met so many wonderful people along the way. Our adopters, volunteers, foster homes and donors are the backbone of Peace and Paws. The Peace and Paws family is a team of many with these common goals: to help as many homeless dogs as possible and give adopters a positive rescue experience. It has been an amazing, inspiring and rewarding journey that we would not trade for the world.
Melissa and Bo Hannon
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.